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HOLLAND PARK STATE HIGH SCHOOL MUSIC STUDENTS SELECTED TO REPRESENT QUEENSLAND IN USA

5/05/2017
Holland Park State High School is extremely proud to announce that two of its students were selected from the Griffith University’s Young Conservatorium program to be part of the Pacific Honours Ensemble Program, and, as a part of the touring group, will represent Queensland in Seattle, later this year, in November.
Griffith University explains that the Young Conservatorium provides the highest calibre of music education for Queensland school students. They provide students with an educational environment that fosters their “artistic, intellectual, and personal growth, preparing them to become the music advocates and professionals of tomorrow.”
Phoebe Wood and Steven Bryer, two of the school’s Grade 12 Music Extension & Instrumental Music students, auditioned amongst many other students, and were selected for this exciting and honourable opportunity.
Throughout their time at Holland Park State High School, they have contributed to the Music Program, participating in the Symphonic Band and the Jazz Band, as well as singing in Vocal Group and School Musicals.
Steven is the lead in the HPSHS’s upcoming production of Disney’s “High School Musical” and is School Captain. Phoebe is also a musical cast member and is one of the school’s Arts Captains.
Phoebe and Steven were also amongst the 77 students selected state-wide to participate in the Department of Education and Training’s Creative Generation Excellence Awards in Instrumental Music’s MOST program.
“The Creative Generation Excellence Awards in Instrumental Music is a biennial event offering a residential extension program for up to 80 musically outstanding students (MOST) from Queensland state secondary schools,” explains the State of Queensland Department of Education and Training.
This DETE’s program gives musically gifted and talented students the opportunity to participate in a 10-day program which includes a range of musical and cultural activities, musical development in large and small ensembles, aural musicianship, as well as tutorial groups. The program is led by renowned musicians, recognised as leaders in their areas of expertise.
Phoebe will take part in the James Morrison Big Band, and Steven will participate in the Symphony Orchestra. They were both selected to be a part of the DETE Creative Generation Orchestra for 2017.
Both students hope to be successful in their applications for Queensland Conservatorium of Music, Griffith University for their future studies with a view to becoming professional musicians.